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  • Sanders: 'I Believe in Efficient Government'

    02/12/2016 12:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | February 11, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    Bernie Sanders said in tonight's Democratic debate that as a senator, he's well aware there is "an enormous amount of waste and inefficiency and bureaucracy throughout government." Asked if there are any areas of government he would like to reduce, Sanders said, "I believe in government, but I believe in efficient government, not wasteful government." Here's the exchange: WOODRUFF: Welcome back to the Democratic presidential debate. Before we return to our questions, we have a follow-up question from our Facebook group. And it is to Senator Sanders. Senator, it comes from Bill Corefield, he's a 55-year-old musician from Troy, Ohio....
  • Trump will be fighting an old foe: The lure of something-for-nothing that Democrats love

    02/10/2016 9:16:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/10/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As the Republican primary process heads south, with the next stop in South Carolina, an important factor will be lurking just below the surface: The Democrat voters’ thirst for free stuff now, free stuff tomorrow and free stuff forever. The support for Comrade Bernie Sanders among young people, who by definition have always been pampered and paid for, shows a lop-sided tilt toward the lure of something for nothing. A final pre-New Hampshire survey among 18 to 30 year olds showed nearly 90% backed Sanders, a man who has promised everything with little mention of how these “goodies” would be...
  • Bernie and Hillary's Miserable World

    02/09/2016 8:29:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    The Democrat Party presidential debates have been so snooze-worthy, it's enough to make you wonder if maybe the Democrat National Committee should schedule future debates sometime between Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's afternoon naps and the senior citizen early bird hour over at Golden Corral. At the very least, these Democrat candidates should chug some Geritol before taking the stage, which might inspire some positive policy proposals as opposed to all the misery they seem to find hiding under every rock across the country. In contrast, the message of real hope and change is coming from the other side of...
  • White Rapper Confesses 'White Privilege'

    02/05/2016 5:56:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Macklemore is the stage name of a white rapper from Seattle named Ben Haggerty. He and his publicists are currently trying to convince the hip-hop press and the music media to notice the greatness of his new nine-minute song "White Privilege II." The entertainment industry's white self-flagellation has entered a new phase. Actually, this is a regular part of the Macklemore routine, presenting himself as a guilty white dude transgressing on black cultural territory. When he won a Grammy in 2014 for his hit "Thrift Shop," he sent a text message to black rapper Kendrick Lamar: "You got robbed. I...
  • Cruz uses Jimmy Carter's words in anti-Trump ad

    02/04/2016 12:24:08 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is using video of former President Jimmy Carter against rival Donald Trump. A new ad released Thursday quotes Carter, who said Wednesday that if he had to pick between the two, he "would choose Trump" over Cruz. "Trump has proven already that he's completely malleable," Carter, a Democrat, continues in the clip. "I don't think he has any fixed opinions that he would really go to the White House and fight for. Ted Cruz is not malleable."
  • Unabomber’s letters show he hasn’t changed much behind bars

    01/25/2016 10:43:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | AP
    FLORENCE, Colo. -In handwritten letters to hundreds of supporters and curiosity seekers, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski expressed shock over the 9/11 attacks and wrote that he preferred Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic presidential race. Kaczynski also wrote to pen pals from federal prison in Colorado asking for more information about Osama bin Laden and the origins of al Qaeda, and has relied on others to inform him about the rise of the Internet and social media.
  • How Does The Disillusioned Conservative Self-Identify

    01/24/2016 12:44:29 PM PST · by Calpublican · 57 replies
    Vanity | 01/24/2016 | Calpublican
    Growing up in an unhappy and unsupportive home, I took pride, at least, in our family history. My great-great grandfather, a Southern boy, defied community and family pressures and supported Lincoln. He went to Illinois and joined the Union Army. We were Republican ever since and it was the one inspiration I took from my heritage. Over time though I was no longer proud to be Republican as the party began to stand for almost nothing. I found solace, however, in describing myself as Conservative. "Conservative" embraced my values and political positions exquisitely. I unashamedly proclaimed myself to be Conservative....
  • What is a good website to explain Detroit's decline?

    01/20/2016 7:15:07 PM PST · by eccentric · 39 replies
    vanity ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Linda Martinez
    There is a video going around about Detroit's school. What would be a good website to direct my grandson to to explain the total decline of Detroit?
  • Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon

    01/15/2016 12:03:31 PM PST · by robowombat · 59 replies
    Charisma ^ | 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 | JENNIFER LECLAIRE
    Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 JENNIFER LECLAIRE We're seeing 1 Timothy 4:1 playing out right before our very eyes. It's called the Great Apostasy and it's well underway. "At last I am choosing to serve in that role with full authenticity and as my genuine self—as a woman who loves and shares my life with another woman." Those were the words of Cynthia Meyer, a pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, who decided to make her first sermon of 2016 a coming out party. Meyer, 53, has been an ordained UM pastor for...
  • The Daily News Blasts Ted Cruz: 'DROP DEAD'

    01/15/2016 5:11:21 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 254 replies
  • In final State of Union, Obama aims to define his presidency

    01/09/2016 7:22:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Out of time to push a new legislative agenda, President Barack Obama will look past Congress and to the American people in his final State of the Union address, aiming to define his presidency and his legacy before others can do it for him. For his seventh address, Obama plans to skips the traditional list of grand proposals, new policies and presidential appeals for new laws in favor of a broad overview of what he has accomplished since 2009 and what is undone in his final year in office. Aides said the president on Tuesday night will...
  • Do Americans know the Truth when they see it?

    01/08/2016 8:41:48 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/08/16 | Karen Lees
    “The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” – St. Augustine Moral clarity is the ability to see things as they really are. This type of clarity is only possible when one believes what is true. America lost her way when she chose the lies of moral relativism over the moral clarity of truth. For to dispose of truth in favor of moral relativism creates moving targets of the standards by which society must agree to live. If we cannot call something “evil,” how can we refer to anything...
  • America Doesn’t Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Democrat Problem

    01/08/2016 7:33:45 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 1/07/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    America’s mass shooting capital isn’t somewhere out west where you can get a gun at the corner store. It’s in Obama’s own hometown. Chicago is America’s mass shooting capital. There were over 400 shootings with more than one victim. In 95 of those shootings, 3 or more people were shot. 2,995 people were shot in Chicago last year. Shootings were up, way up, in Baltimore. With an assist from Al Sharpton and #BlackLivesMatter, Baltimore beat out Detroit. But Detroit is still in the running. Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit all have something in common, they’re all run by the party of...
  • On January 20, 2017 Bernie Sanders Will Be Sworn In as America's 45th President

    01/06/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Jan. 4, 2016 | H. A. Goodman
    On Friday, January 20, 2017, Bernie Sanders will be sworn in as our nation's 45th president. I explain why Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and presidency in my recent appearance on The Thom Hartmann Program. If you've disagreed with my thought process in the past, just watch the segment and you'll understand why Bernie Sanders is the true Democratic front-runner. American politicians don't set records with 2.3 million contributions (breaking Obama's record), draw crowds of over 100,000 people several months after announcing, and raise more money than every GOP candidate without massive political momentum. Furthermore, nobody in American politics goes...
  • Dems Take Aim at Erectile Dysfunction with Bills to Counter Abortion Restrictions (SC Dem)

    01/02/2016 5:46:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 2, 2016 | Rod Kackley
    South Carolina Rep. Mia McLeod (D) wants men who claim they need Viagra or other erectile dysfunction medication to get something straight: the government is going to stick its regulatory nose into your bedroom business. Obviously, this is not just about making it tougher for men who are already having a tough time in bed. McLeod said her legislation regarding male sexuality is meant to give the male-dominated South Carolina Legislature a better idea of the hoops a woman has to jump through before she can get an abortion. "I purposely tried to make it as invasive, as intrusive,...
  • University Students - A Protected Species (Modern holiday carols including 'Shut Up You Whites')

    01/01/2016 1:18:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2016
    Some nice holiday carols that have been certified as non-offensive to sensitive libtards, including: The first Kool-aid Baby, it's cold inside Shut up you whites Enjoy
  • Goodbye to 2015, a year of absurdity and overreach

    01/01/2016 11:18:19 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 16 replies
    WaPo ^ | December 30, 2015 | George Will
    E.B. White reportedly said “the most beautiful sound in America” is “the tinkle of ice at twilight.” In 2015’s twilight, fortify yourself with something 90 proof as you remember this year in which:
  • VIDEO: 2015 - The Year Politically Correct Liberalism Imploded and Devoured Itself...

    12/31/2015 8:16:09 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 5 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/31/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Ah 2015. The year we got the biggest iPad that no one really has use for…the same year all of liberalisms promises blew up like “suitcase clocks.” We always knew these policies would fail, but this year they’re really nosediving. In verifiable, statistically observable ways. Let us count the many ways of liberal policy failures. Watch the video below, then read the sources to learn more… VIDEO AVAILABLE AT LINK (ALSO GRAPHS AND DATA THAT CAN'T BE PASTED BELOW) THE ECONOMY Despite the unemployment numbers that Obama tries to trot out, despite all the whiners with handmade signs about a...
  • Why America Is Moving Left: The liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.

    12/24/2015 8:26:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The A ^ | 12/24/2015 | Peter Beinert
    Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation. In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African American man reportedly selling loose cigarettes illegally, was choked to death by a New York City policeman. That August, a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed an African American teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. For close to two weeks, protesters battled police clad in military gear. Missouri's governor said the city looked like a war zone. In December, an African American man with a criminal record avenged Garner's and Brown's deaths by murdering two New York City...
  • The Coddling of the American Mind [well written]

    12/20/2015 11:34:14 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 20 replies
    Theatlantic.com/ ^ | September 2015 | Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
    Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.... Two terms have risen quickly from obscurity into common campus parlance. Microaggressions are small actions or word choices that seem on their face to have no malicious intent but that are thought of as a kind of violence nonetheless. For example, by some campus guidelines, it is a microaggression to ask an Asian American or Latino American “Where were you born?,” because this implies that...
  • Liberalism: The age of impassioned ignorance

    12/17/2015 4:41:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 12/16/2015 | John Myers
    My dad used to repeat this quote: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt." That's been an impossible task for me given my 30 years as a columnist. My solution is simple: When I don't know the answer, I just say I don't know the answer. If many people were more honest about a great many things, they, too, would say they don't know the answer. Take the past two weeks, in which I have written about my doubts over man-made climate change. The personal attacks in the comment section...
  • Let's Play "Trump, Carson, or Cruz"

    12/16/2015 12:58:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies
    Slate ^ | December 15, 2015 | William Saletan
    I have a game I like to play with my friends. It's called "Trump, Carson, or Cruz."Here are the rules: You have to pick one of these men-Donald Trump, Ben Carson, or Ted Cruz-to be president. You're not picking the Republican nominee. You're picking the president. No, you can't have any of the Democrats, or any of the Republicans you "could live with." You have to pick one of these three guys. Whichever one you pick will be president for the next four years.The rules don't stipulate whether Congress will stay in Republican hands after the election. But you ought...
  • (NYC) City subways are a pervert’s paradise

    12/15/2015 6:23:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2015 | Danielle Furfaro and Frank Rosario
    Sex crimes on the city’s subways have soared by nearly 20 percent this year, due to a surge in the number of gropers, flashers and voyeurs, NYPD officials said on Monday. “I think everyone has a subway horror story,’’ said straphanger Ashley Ezparda, 27, of Jackson Heights, Queens, near the 74th Street and Broadway station. “[I saw] some homeless guy masturbating on the R train this past summer. I wanted to throw up.”
  • Imagine If Donald Trump Ran As A Democrat - It's Not Too Hard To Do

    12/14/2015 12:12:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 325 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Imagine for a moment if Donald Trump made the decision to run for president as a Democrat instead of as a Republican. As Trump-mania continues to dominate the Republican presidential primary, it's not hard to envision an alternate reality - one where the real estate billionaire is taking the country by storm as a Democrat. In many ways, it would have been easier for Trump to enter the Democratic primary than the Republican primary. Trump was registered as a Democrat from 2001 to 2009 and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid...
  • President Trump (or Cruz) Will Have a Pen and a Phone, Too [reap the windbag-or a Texas tornado]

    12/13/2015 2:19:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 13, 2015 | Kevin D. WIlliamson
    Democrats have sown the wind and could reap the windbag - or a Texas tornado Celebrity is a funny thing: Donald Trump, reptilian cretin and current Republican presidential front-runner, has been roundly denounced as a Nazi thug for suggesting that the United States should curtail Muslim immigration until such a time as the efforts of the Islamic State and its allies to infiltrate refugee populations and other sources of immigration have been more fully understood. All the best people got righteous ants in their pants and declared that the rise of Trump announces the birth of fascism in the United...
  • To Really “Fix Things,” We Must Pray

    12/12/2015 7:26:02 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 18 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/12/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Early in C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, admonishing his demonic protégé Wormwood on the matter of prayer, Screwtape said, “The best thing, where it is possible, is to keep the patient from the serious intention of praying altogether.” In light of the latest round of radical Islamic terror in the U.S., it seems that many Americans burdened with a liberal worldview—especially those at the Daily News—have decided to listen to the demons whispering in their ears.
  • The Truth About Hanukkah

    12/11/2015 12:08:18 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 12 replies
    Israellycool ^ | 12/21/'14 | Varda Epstein
    It’s Hanukkah and I am in hiding. I don't want to see Facebook posts and news items about weird creative Hanukkah candelabras in which each flame stands for some new-fangled liberal cause. I don't want to see the significance of potato pancakes explained to senators or read that Obama is Jewish in his soul. I want to keep Hanukkah close to my heart, away from those who would tamper with its true meaning which is this: The Jews fought a war against assimilation and won. Those flickering Hanukkah lights have nothing to do with equality, integration, and multiculturalism. They have...
  • 4 Insane Reasons Why Liberals Admire and Romanticize Islam

    12/10/2015 1:12:56 PM PST · by walford · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    By now you’ve read (or studiously avoided) approximately 8,517 articles, columns, and blog posts about Donald Trump and Muslims. I imagine we’ve reached a point where everything that can be said about Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from the country has already been said. Actually, as with most news items, we reached that point within the first 12 minutes or so. Want more from Matt Walsh? I won’t bother getting into that discussion — except to say there are a number of serious problems, policy-wise, with forbidding an entire religion from entering our country (although, as long as they are...
  • How do you square your Christian faith with hatred of Muslims? (VANITY)

    12/09/2015 10:22:15 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 206 replies
    12/9/15 | Hoagy62
    As one looks at the articles and comments found on Free Republic, you can see the complete and utter loathing, disgust, and outright hatred towards Muslims. It is viewed as a justified hatred, built on the actions Muslims have taken for decades against Americans and others. Notable attacks include the Beirut bombing of the Marine barracks, Beslan in Russia, the recent San Bernadino attack, and of course 9/11. However, I was challenged by a few friends recently as to how a professing Christian can have a deep-seated hatred for Muslims. They reminded me of Jesus' command to love one another....
  • Liberalism: Disease of the Mind, Sickness of the Soul

    12/09/2015 1:54:12 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 31 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 12/7/'15 | Donny Fuchs
    The modern Jew lusts after a new idolatry today, which tempts him in the same manner that an ancient Jew might have been attracted to Baal or Molach. With Chanukah upon us, we should remind ourselves that Matityahu and his zealous sons were certainly not liberal. Progressive thinking never got in the way of his sword. Matityahu would be horrified to see what happened in the aftermath of his great victories, yet he would have recognized the paganism of liberalism as an extension of Hellenistic thought. Liberalism rejects objective truth and the notion of an absolutely true Divine covenant. Liberalism...
  • The Trans Women Who Say That Trans Women Aren’t Women [and battling social justice feminists]

    12/09/2015 5:25:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michelle Goldberg
    Last month, a 42-year-old English accountant who goes by the pseudonym Helen Heaton wrote a blog post disputing the idea that trans women are women. Helen is trans herself; in the last few years, she says, she has taken all the steps the U.K.'s National Health Service requires before it authorizes gender reassignment surgery, which she plans to have in 2016. Yet she has come to reject the idea that she is truly female or that she ever will be. Though "trans women are women" has become a trans rights rallying cry, Heaton writes, it primes trans women for failure,...
  • Jewish groups blast Donald Trump for call to block entry of Muslims

    12/08/2015 4:37:01 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 131 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | December 7, 2015 | JTA
    Jewish groups blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his proposal to block all Muslims from entering the United States. "A plan that singles out Muslims and denies them entry to the U.S. based on their religion is deeply offensive and runs contrary to our nation's deepest values," the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement Monday evening, hours after Trump, a real estate billionaire and reality TV star, issued his call."In the Jewish community, we know all too well what can happen when a particular religious group is singled out for stereotyping and scapegoating," Jonathan Greenblatt, ADL's CEO said. "We...
  • Ed Schultz Denigrates Constitution as Old 'Piece of Paper' That is 'Totally Outdated'

    12/07/2015 6:47:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/7/15 | Jack Coleman
    Got a soft spot for the oldest written constitution in the world, the one for which every president upon taking office must swear an oath to preserve, protect and defend? Then you're clearly a "jackass" according to Ed Schultz, who joins a long sordid list of lefties who can't hide their contempt for the founding charter that George Washington once described as "a guide which I will never abandon." Yes, he was the Father of our Country, but clearly didn't have a clue. Since MSNBC decided last summer that it no longer needed Schultz's working class shtick, he's taken to...
  • Cornell University Warns Mistletoe Isn’t 'Inclusive' Enough And Students Shouldn't Use It

    12/06/2015 2:14:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2015 | Blake Neff
    A guide to "inclusive" Christmas decorations created by Cornell University warns that any decorations that remotely evoke religion, which includes stars and mistletoe, are incompatible with the school's commitment to diversity. The university then rattles off a list of decorations that are "NOT consistent" with the school's "commitment to diversity and inclusiveness." The discouraged decorations include the following: Nativity scenes Menorahs Angels Mistletoe Stars (when placed on top of trees) Crosses Stars of David [Snip] The schools says that holly, Santa Clauses, and wreaths might be acceptable decorations, but only after "dialogue within [a] living unit or area" to ensure...
  • State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS (Feb 2015)

    12/03/2015 2:13:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 15, 2015
    What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program. That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region. "We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --"...
  • LIBERALISM EXPOSED: A Real-Time Detroit Ride Along Video...

    12/03/2015 7:59:04 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 11 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/03/15 | Steven Crowder
    You know how we hear that Detroit isn’t so bad if you just get to know the city a bit? Also that our assessment of it being one giant crap hole where you might get raped, sliced and diced, shot to bits, or at least mugged (on a good day) is a total exaggeration? Well we decided to put our lives on the line by driving through Detroit, not just downtown, but real Detroit, to show just how awful a place it is. A place that has had entirely far left, Democratic mayors since 1961. Leftism crystalized. VIDEO AT LINK...
  • Liberalism's Imaginary Enemies

    12/01/2015 11:22:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 30, 2015 | Bret Stephens
    In Paris, it's easier to battle a climate crisis than confront jihadists on the streets. Little children have imaginary friends. Modern liberalism has imaginary enemies. Hunger in America is an imaginary enemy. Liberal advocacy groups routinely claim that one in seven Americans is hungry--in a country where the poorest counties have the highest rates of obesity ... The campus-rape epidemic--in which one in five female college students is said to be the victim of sexual assault--is an imaginary enemy ... Institutionalized racism is an imaginary enemy ...
  • Sowell: A Resurgence of Intolerance

    11/30/2015 1:40:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 1, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators -- such as at the University of Missouri recently -- bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how painful events unfolded. At Harvard, back in 1969, students seized control of the administration building and began releasing to the media information from confidential personnel files of professors. But, when university president Nathan Pusey called in the police to evict the students, the faculty turned...
  • Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/25/2015 9:06:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    For the last 24 years of National Action Network's (NAN) existence, I have utilized Thanksgiving Day to serve and eat with the homeless and seniors at our headquarters in New York City. I chose to turn a day that I have serious problems with, given the history of what was done to Native Americans, into a day of family and community to show that we can extend ourselves beyond our own comfort. We will continue that tradition this Thursday, but I have also particularly reached out to Muslims to join us in our Harlem headquarters and chapters around the country...
  • A Nation of Pill Zombies

    11/21/2015 9:03:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/21/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “I’m paid to dispense a little poison every day to people,” said a well-trained pharmacist recently. We began our conversation at a Treasure Coast GOP forum for candidates running for office. There was nothing new being said so I welcomed this conversation with a real American who was unafraid to tell the truth about a tragedy he sees every day. “Forty four out of every 100 middle aged white Americans are taking anti-depressants, more than 1 in 3,” he went on. When you multiply out his figure of 495 prescriptions for pills he fills every day at one corner, corporate...
  • 6 Reasons to Welcome Syrian Refugees After Paris

    11/17/2015 7:40:04 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Nov. 16, 2015 | David Bier
    After the attacks on Paris, many politicians--including (so far) the governors of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas--have called for stopping refugee flows to the United States from the Middle East, claiming that the refugee process poses a major threat to America's security. Here are six reasons why ending U.S. refugee resettlement is a senseless and reactionary approach: 1. The Paris attackers were not refugees: Assuming that the user of a fake Syrian passport found near the body of an attacker belonged to the attacker, which isn't clear, he exploited the flow of people into Europe, but he was not...
  • Dinesh D'Souza: Obama DID teach me a lesson

    11/15/2015 5:44:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 11/15/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    If the aim were to punish him for criticizing the president and his leftist agenda, the Obama administration failed, contends author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza in his new book, “Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party.”(snip)“Here, among the hoodlums, I learned how to see in the dark, and through this “night vision” I began to see politics very differently,” he says. “I got to know the hoodlums and read some of their case files. I learned how they think and how they operate, how they organize themselves into gangs, how...
  • Pastafarian Woman Allowed to Wear Pasta Strainer on Head in Driver's License Photo

    11/14/2015 2:07:27 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 65 replies
    Us Magazine ^ | November 14, 2015 | Joyce Chen
    A woman in Massachusetts is causing a stir on the Internet after a photograph of her wearing a colander on her head in her driver’s license photo have been circulating the web — all in the name of freedom of religion. On Friday, Nov. 13, Lindsay Miller of Lowell, Mass., told the Associated Press that she “absolutely loves the history and the story” of Pastafarians, a religious group that is otherwise known as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. She opted to wear a strainer on her head as part of her religious observance, she added, much the same...
  • Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look..

    11/14/2015 11:03:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 108 replies
    salon ^ | Nov. 14, 2015 | Ben Norton
    Any time there is an attack on civilians in the post-9/11 West, demagogues immediately blame it on Muslims. They frequently lack evidence, but depend on the blunt force of anti-Muslim bigotry to bolster their accusations. Actual evidence, on the other hand, shows that less than two percent of terrorist attacks from 2009 to 2013 in the E.U. were religiously motivated. In 2013, just one percent of the 152 terrorist attacks were religious in nature; in 2012, less than three percent of the 219 terrorist attacks were inspired by religion. The vast majority of terrorist attacks in these years were motivated...
  • Trending On Twitter Right Now [Part 2]: #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist

    11/14/2015 9:19:51 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 82 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 14, 2015 | More Idiots
    Earlier I posted this thread: Trending On Twitter Right Now - "TERRORISM HAS NO RELIGION" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3359981/posts There is a new hashtag in town now, though, and it's #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist. sara ❥'s ashton ‏@TheHoodUniverse STOP BLAMING AN ENTIRE RELIGION BASED ON SOME PEOPLE. #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist Retweets 26 Likes 45 sara ❥'s ashton ‏@TheHoodUniverse It's sad the the teenagers are trying to make a difference while the "adults" are just being ignorant. #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist Retweets 81 Likes 120 ️b will hug liam ‏@fellforljp I'm Barbara, I'm Jewish, My religion is Judaism, I'm not a terrorist, I want peace. #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist Retweets 29 Likes 55 #PrayersForParis ‏@nyaftexo...
  • Trending On Twitter Right Now - "TERRORISM HAS NO RELIGION"

    11/13/2015 6:01:05 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 13, 2015 | Idiots
    So I was looking on Twitter, and I see the hashtag trending that "TERRORISM HAS NO RELIGION." I am sorry to say many of the people posting that appear to be young, my generation. They think they are saying something kind, compassionate, and profound, but really they have suspended reality. Why don't they tell that to the people who have to bury their loved ones? They are sitting at home on their computers spewing nonsense. A sample: It's all about cara ‏@caramademedoit 31m31 minutes ago Terrorism has no religion. Terrorism does not represent Islam, muslims are not terrorists. Pass it...
  • Major donors consider funding Black Lives Matter

    11/13/2015 9:03:39 AM PST · by Salman · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/15 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Sarah Wheaton
    Some of the biggest donors on the left plan to meet behind closed doors next week in Washington with leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and their allies to discuss funding the burgeoning protest movement, POLITICO has learned. The meetings are taking place at the annual winter gathering of the Democracy Alliance major liberal donor club, which runs from Tuesday evening through Saturday morning and is expected to draw Democratic financial heavyweights, including Tom Steyer and Paul Egerman. The DA, as the club is known in Democratic circles, is recommending its donors step up check writing to a handful...
  • #You May Be A Communard If...

    11/13/2015 11:42:59 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    The Peoples' Cube ^ | November 12, 2015 | "Comrade Torcer"
    You May Be A Communard If ... Definition of "communard" 1.1 (Communard) historical. A supporter of the Paris Commune. Origin Late 19th century: from French, from commune. #YouMayBeACommunardIf ... * You feel that you have the "right" to not be offended. * You think that you have the "right" to "feel safe" * You feel that you have the "right" to free healthcare * You feel that you have a "right" to a free college education. * You feel that you have the "right" to free housing * You feel that you have the "right" to enslave others * You...
  • New York orders DraftKings, FanDuel to stop taking bets

    11/10/2015 8:31:10 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/10/2015 | Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered the nation’s two largest fantasy-sports-betting Web sites to cut off gamblers from the Empire State — saying the online operations are illegal and designed to scam sports fans out of billions of dollars. In cease-and-desist letters to FanDuel and DraftKings, Schneiderman’s office said the booming businesses were breaking New York’s law that prohibits gambling on games of chance. The letters say the companies’ customers “are clearly placing bets on events outside of their control or influence, specifically on the real-game performance of professional athletes.”
  • Media Darling Conservatives

    11/09/2015 8:44:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Nelson Hultberg
    Antidote to Liberalism Ponder this: Why are conservatives such as William Bennett, George Will, Bill Kristol, et al so graciously accepted by the prevailing liberal establishment? Why is there almost a commraderie between today’s prominent conservatives and liberals? It is because today’s conservatives do not challenge the moral premise of statism. Most of today’s conservative leaders are brilliant intellects, but they accept statism’s violation of individual rights and its conveyance of special privileges to a myriad of factions. Thus, they pose no moral threat to liberalism and are not feared by those who are tyrannizing our lives with omnipresent government....